So what do you do when your favorite baseball team passes out face first n their food the way the Cubs did last night? Well, you just mosey on down to Clark and Addison and give that team your money is what. Well, that’s what I did at least. Not the Cubs, but I bought a ticket off the street for $10 and had myself a time. Day baseball, like live music, is just proof that life is good, and when you get a chance to see it, you should. And behind “Boom Boom” Dejesus’s 2 home runs, the Cubs put a thumpin on the Houston pitching duo of Bud and Dickey. (Bud and Dickey in the morning on K-Hick, Houston’s classic rock!!!!!) Toss in some kids figuring some stuff out and a pitcher quickly outgrowing his minor league transaction status, and the final result is a 7-2 Cubs victory. I got the brains, you got the looks, let’s make lots of money….
THE KNIFE FEELS LIKE JUSTIN.
There’s been some talk, probably due to the lack of anything else, about whether Justin Germano might make a good back-of-the-rotation starter for next year. Well so far, why wouldn’t he? What impresses you right off the bat about Germano is just how low maintenance he is. Sound in his delivery, Comfortable with his stuff, never tries to out do it, doesn’t really rattle, and has an idea of what he wants to do. Classic no-frills pitching. Which is what you want from a no. 5. You know who pitched the 7th, followed by you know who in the 8th. And for some reason you know who came in to close even though the game was out of reach. The last you know who cleared waivers today, which is interesting.
I SAW WHAT YOU DID. YOU’RE ALL WRONG AND THE KIDS ARE RIGHT.
Haven’t done kid updates in awhile. Mostly because they haven’t done much. But today, there were lots to like.
Brett Jackson- Everybody exhale. That’s how Brett has managed to become a top prospect despite striking out a lot. A smoking triple and a nice double. And some nice wheels to boot. His first step defensively is kind of river dance, but he closes really well.
Josh Vitters- When’s the last time you said “sweet swing” to right-handed hitter? This kid’s got a sweet one. Pitch recognition is definitely on the to do list. But he did smoke a ball that knocked Bud Norris out of the game (unfortunately.) Both he and Jackson got caught looking and they’re not going to like what they see on video tomorrow. But still…progress.
Rizzo- Who was the tool that kept posting on Cubs Den and referred to Rizzo as “the Bust from San Diego”? Oh…. What impressed me was his defense. Footwork. Economy of effort. Hands. All ace. Really is the captain of that infield. Of course, it’s an infield of all rookies.
PULLING THE TRIGGER UNTIL IT GOES CLIQUE….
Must seem like a broken record with the praise for David Dejesus. But how can you not? 4-for-4 and 2 home runs. To make that kind of statement after last night’s game was awesome. And everyone followed suit. I know I appreciated it. Betting important people who run the Cubs did too.
So nice to wash that gray right out of my brain from last night and start to see the good again. Off day tomorrow, then it’s on to Cincy where we can all be grateful we don’t have to listen to the Brennamans.